Though none of the proposals have been released, they're being evaluated by a curatorial committee that includes staff from the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Brooklyn Museum and the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs. Most promising, scanning the survey of fill-able blank spaces for large-scale public art, are the innumerable decrepit walls surrounding dormant construction sites, fences around parking lots, and monolithic facades of municipal, administrative and office buildings. Like that terrifying bunker of a Con Ed building at Flatbush and Fulton (pictured below), another priority site, which could make for an amazing tall mural project.
Compulsively hyperbolic Borough President Marty Mark(owitz) had this to say about the project: “[W]ho knows—we may even discover Brooklyn’s next Basquiat!" Sure, why not.